[NTLK] USB-001 and cracked case

Ebrahim Afsah eafsah at gmail.com
Sat Dec 17 06:55:42 EST 2011

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post and I just wanted to second Knowledge Navigator's point about the USB-001. I had it installed and there is definitely enough clearance for the housing. I have had no problems whatsoever. 

Disclosure: I have no other relationship to newtonsales.com other than having been their customer.  

ebi at post dot harvard dot edu

Am 17.12.2011 um 12:44 schrieb Knowledge Navigator <info at newtonsales.com>:

> There has been some talk about the USB-001 Cracking cases.  This is the 
> first we at NewtonSales.com have ever heard of it.  This board was 
> thoroughly tested before manufacture to ensure that the problem that the 
> SER-001 caused did not occur.  The main reason for the SER-001 cracking 
> cases was a nipple that extended out from the housing directly where the 
> MINI DIN was located.  the fix for this at the time was to cut this 
> nipple off.  Of note, the added stress caused by this nipple was also a 
> reason that the SER-001 could itself be damaged with pins that mounted 
> the connector to the board could become dislodged or break off entirely 
> rendering the board non functional.  This occurred after repeated 
> insertion/removal of the cable into the board.
> The USB-001 does not extend far enough outside of the housing to come 
> into contact with the housing and therefore no stress on the housing.  
> Not only that but the board is significantly smaller in terms of cubic 
> mm count then the SER-001 simply by design.   It does seem odd that if 
> there were in fact problems with this board cracking cases, that we 
> would not be the first to be contacted (as we do provide a warranty) 
> instead of posting to the list.  The usb connector on the board is also 
> mounted much more firmly then was possible with the connector on the 
> SER-001, in fact the entire board is incredibly durable with lessons 
> learned from the manufacture of our Dongle Destroyer board.
> It is our belief that this is simply an attempt to create FUD to prevent 
> the sale of the board.
> Sincerely
> NewtonSales.com
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